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SEVERE STORMS SET TO LASH NSW AND QLD

Some of the worst thunderstorms of the season are set to lash parts of NSW and QLD in the coming days, with a focus on the slopes and plains. On Monday and Tuesday, the worst storms will be spread across the North West Slopes and Plains district in NSW. Large hail greater than 5cm in diameter and damaging wind gusts above 90km/h are forecast. The most at risk area is near a line from Parkes to Moree. Over Wednesday and Thursday, the most dangerous storm area will shift further north into Queensland and become marginally less dangerous, but still with the potential to produce significant damage to localised areas. Image courtesy Amanda Playford.

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WEATHER: ECL TO REACH ITS PEAK TONIGHT

The east coast low will reach its peak tonight, hammering the northern NSW coast. Powerful damaging winds will extend north, south east of QLD overnight. Large seas and swell, combined with abnormally high tides, will cause extensive coastal erosion with sea inundation possible. Heavy flooding rain will be driven in across the coast, extending north from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay. The tail of the system will whip across the far north eastern coast to south east QLD early tomorrow morning.

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WEATHER: LATEST ECL MOVING AWAY

Tomorrow the low pressure system will begin to weaken as it pulls away from the coast. The strong winds for the Central Coast and Hunter will ease further as they move around to the south. As it pulls away from the coast, the gusty winds and showers will be consistent in the morning before breaking up in the afternoon. The showers will spray further north along the coast to Lismore and inland across parts of the Tablelands to Inverell. The main weather feature will be the big swell that will surge north. Beware of dangerous swell, rips and currents. Offshore boating is not recommended.

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TASMANIAN DEVILS RIGHT AT HOME IN BARRINGTON TOPS SNOW

A thick layer of snow has covered the Barrington Tops, transforming the area into a winter wonderland. For Devil Ark, the frosty conditions have given the Tasmanian Devils a taste of their home conditions. Devil Ark runs an important breeding program, which is vital to the survival of the species. It’s currently home to more than¬†150 Tasmanian Devils. VIDEO: Courtesy Devil Ark

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SURF REPORT: JULY 1, 2016

Hi there, thanks for logging on, Lobby here, sitting in for Gav. There’s been some quality waves around this week from the Central Coast to the Gold Coast but it all dropped off to nothing today, with flat city for most of the coast. It’s not good news for the weekend if you’re on the gold coast with the swell remaining very small – ideal for the grommies. The good news is there’s a spike in swell on the way for the Central Coast and Hunter overnight, pushing through to the Mid North and North Coasts later on Saturday. It’s an East South Easterly swell in the 2 to 4 foot range with a period of about 9 seconds, so it’ll deliver some nice ridable waves. The wind will be fairly strong out of the South West and that’ll be …

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WEATHER: FRESH BURST OF COLD POLAR AIR

A fresh burst of cold polar air is sweeping across the region tonight. We’ve seen the cloud increase but that will move on quickly after delivering little to no precipitation. The sunshine will return for the weekend. The very cold nights with widespread frosts and fog patches will settle in across the weekend as well. Next week we’ll see more cold air move in with greater moisture content so precipitation is likely, possibly falling as snow across the higher peaks of the northern ranges.

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WEATHER: MORE FREEZING NIGHTS TO FOLLOW

As the high moves in over the region we’ll see the winds calm, allowing the cold, heavy air at night to fall into the valleys. Widespread frosts and fog will form inland, especially in the early hours of the morning. 100 per cent sunshine will help warm the afternoons. There’s more cold air on the way at the end of the week and next week we may see more snow return to the northern NSW ranges.

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WILD WINDS BRING DOWN TREE AT MEDOWIE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

The students and staff of Medowie Christian College arrived at school this morning, to find wild winds overnight had brought down a large tree. It landed on the secondary science building – fortunately, the repair bill won’t be too high. “It really has done only superficial damage only on the top of the roof and the side guttering. Inside it’s got a false ceiling so there’s been no damage inside,” said Deputy Principal Tracey Deal. SES personnel and arborists were called in to clean up the site. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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